Editorial Assistant (Books) Talent Pool

  • Park Drive, Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realize their individual potential.

Job Description

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team of Editorial Assistants. Based within our Books department the Editorial Assistant position is an ideal first role in Publishing.

The role provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the industry and involves working on all phases of the book publication process, from the conceptual stage to the finished book and beyond.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Supporting the Editor/Publisher you report to in achieving the agreed revenue and profitability targets for their list
  • Preparing manuscripts for Production and meeting handover goals 
  • Researching and arranging peer reviews of book proposals under consideration
  • Sending author contracts 
  • Managing schedules for manuscripts under contract and negotiating delivery deadlines 
  • Monitoring schedules and delivery dates to ensure timely publication 
  • Crafting descriptive copy for covers, promotional materials and sales presentations

Qualifications

What we’re looking for:

  • We are looking for someone who is highly organised, with strong prioritisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work efficiently, calmly and to a high standard under pressure
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate sensitively and professionally
  • Team player with a flexible, positive approach to helping others and an enthusiasm for learning

Additional Information

What we offer in return: 

  • A salary of £25,700
  • 25 days annual leave per year
  • 3 additional discretionary days leave at Christmas
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development 

Additional Information:
This role is based from home in the UK. Taylor & Francis has multiple options for how employees can work based on their role – be that in the office, at home or somewhere in between.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK.


At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about. 
We would like to thank all applicants in advance and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about. 

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law. 

The recruitment process – what to expect:

Application

Your application will be considered for all Editorial Assistant roles available, across a range of different subject areas.

Shortlisting

We will review your application and let you know the outcome within 1 month of your application, and often sooner.

Video Interview

If your application is progressed, we will ask you to complete a short video interview. This can be completed on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop at a time that suits you and should only take 10-15 minutes. We will notify you of the outcome following your video interview.

At this stage your application may be held in the talent pool whilst we wait for a vacancy to become available. A member of the recruitment team will be in touch once a role becomes available.

Interview

You will be invited to join an interview with our hiring managers. Interviews are held via Microsoft Teams and usually last for 1 hour. You will be asked competency based interview questions and will also be asked to complete several short tasks ahead of the interview. Full details will be sent to you via email in plenty of time to prepare for your interview.

Offer

If successful at interview stage you will be offered the role. Our recruitment team will work with you to arrange a suitable start date.

Talent Pool

If you interview and miss out on an offer we will ask to talent pool your application – this will fast-track you through the recruitment process for the next available Editorial Assistant role, meaning that you do not have to complete the full interview process again. Full details will be provided at this stage by our recruitment team.

Should you have any queries please contact the recruitment team on [email protected]

To find out more and to apply please visit our careers site: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/InformaGroupPlc/taylor-and-francis

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